Fresh from bringing a range of Sky channels to its customers for free, Virgin Media is now introducing an entirely-new fitness channel to keep viewers’ pulses racing in lockdown. As gyms and leisure centres remain closed nationwide, despite a slight loosening of the lockdown across the UK, Virgin Media hopes its latest free update will help customers learn new fitness routines, including morning yoga, Pilates, barre, HIIT, strength training, and bootcamp.
Dubbed Get Moving, the new fitness channel will kickstart tomorrow, Monday June 1, 2020. Beginning at 6.30am on Virgin Media TV channel 997, there will be around 14 sweat-inducing sessions broadcast between Monday to Friday. According to Virgin Media, it will broadcast morning yoga, HITT, Pilates, barre, strength training, fab abs and bootcamp.
When it comes to hosting duties, Virgin Media has called upon the expertise of twice Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson CBE, who will lead sessions with personal trainers from his Daley Fitness gym in the morning, afternoon and evenings.
First thing in the morning, you can expect Yoga and Pilates, with the other classes later in the day.
And there is an extra treat for those motivated enough to tune into the Get Moving channel on a Friday. Daley Thompson CBE will be joined by a special guest to put through their paces – mentally and physically – with a fitness class and interview. First up, on June 5, Thompson will be joined by fellow Olympian Lord Coe who won gold medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics in the 1500 metres.
If you’ve got Friday earmarked for a lie-in, don’t worry. Virgin Media’s Get Moving channel is available on-demand as well as live. The channel is available to all Virgin Media TV customers at no extra cost.
In addition to Daley Thompson CBE and his team of personal trainers, four other fitness gurus have been announced as part of the line-up to provide fun and creative ways to keep everyone moving as they stay home to work, take classes, and more.
Stuart Amory is ex-military and has kept RAF troops fighting fit and has also trained movie stars including Emily Blunt. His home-based workouts will air on Virgin Media’s Get Moving channel every Tuesday. Carl Tracy, AKA Mr. Move it!, is a familiar face from Nick Jr and his use of upbeat music, storytelling and visualisation helps keep the attention and interest of young children. His blend of personal trainer and children’s entertainer will keep all eyes on the telly Monday to Friday.
Sana Shirvani of Sweat with Sana-fame is on every Monday and is a mix of cardio and strength training which has helped get Grammy and Academy award winners movie-ready for their big roles. Ross Hanbury is a personal trainer and sports consultant with over 20 years of experience. He specialises in strength and conditioning training but also teaches PE and his sessions will provide a mix of fun and engaging exercises that the whole family can join in on Wednesdays.
Published at Sun, 31 May 2020 11:37:00 +0000